WATCH ‘XERXES ’19 (ft. KIDS CLUB KAMPALA CHOIR)’ HERE
DEBUT ALBUM ‘START CLANGING CYMBALS’ OUT ON 7TH JUNE ON NUDE RECORDS
DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL, THE GREAT ESCAPE AND LIVE IN LEEDS CONFIRMED
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW AT CORSICA STUDIOS ON 5TH JUNE
London trio Wovoka Gentle have announced the release of their debut album ‘Start Clanging Cymbals’ on 7th June through Nude Records.
After releasing ‘1,000 Opera Singers Working in Starbucks‘, ‘Peculiar Form of Sleep‘, ‘Sin is Crouching At Your Door‘ and ‘Tell’em, Makoto!‘, Wovoka Gentle have now shared a new track from their upcoming debut LP. ‘Xerxes’ features glitchy electronics, soaring beats and the exuberant voices of Kids Club Kampala Choir. They add: “You could say there’s an atmosphere of celebration in Xerxes ‘19, even though it’s more or less about death. There’s an imagined ecstatic moment of submission before departing a world running election campaigns for tried and tested tyrants, where legends are equal parts seductive and dangerous. The Kids Club Kampala Choir was recorded in Uganda by a friend of ours, originally for the Kids Club Kampala charity. We wanted to create a call and response dynamic between our vocals and their vocals; the conversation flung across continents.”
The band are about to complete a full European and UK tour in support of Malena Zavala. Wovoka Gentle will also play an Album Launch party at London’s Corsica Studios on the 5th June, and have been confirmed for Live at Leeds, The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festivals. Supporting Malena Zavala:
Thu 02 May – The Blue Arrow – Glasgow, UK – TICKETS
Sat 04 May – Live at Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
Fri 10 May – The Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
Fri 24-Sun 26 May – Dot to Dot Festival – Manchester and Bristol
UK Album Launch party:
Wed 05 June – Corsica Studios – London, UK – TICKETS
Wovoka Gentle are an experimental three-piece from London, comprised of William J Stokes and twins Imogen and Ellie Mason. Taking its root in folk and Americana songwriting, the Wovoka sound draws upon the psychedelic soundscapes of the late 60s as well as contemporary experimental, pop and collage music; marrying classic instrumentation with sampling, analogue synthesis and sound manipulation.